Moolenaar Votes to Hire More Veterans and Law Enforcement Officers

June 7, 2017
Press Release

Today, the House of Representatives passed legislation that will make it easier for U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) to hire veterans and law enforcement officers to work as CBP officers and Border Patrol agents.

The legislation addresses a staffing shortfall with 1,000 fewer CBP officers and 1,800 fewer Border Patrol agents working than is currently mandated by Congress.

Congressman John Moolenaar voted for the legislation and released the following statement:

"This legislation will make it easier for our veterans and law enforcement officers to pursue job opportunities and continue to serve our country. As a public servant, ensuring our national security is my top priority. Customs and Border Patrol needs to hire more agents to keep our country safe and this legislation will help do that."